In 1999, GreenPlay was founded, offering solutions to parks and recreation agencies across the country. Our innovative processes have been developed and refined specifically to fill unmet needs in parks and recreation planning, leading to agency-specific recommendations that get results. Over the past 15 years, we have completed over 325 parks, recreation and related plans. Our team knows how to create plans that are dynamic and implementable. We strive to make recommendations that will help your agency thrive now and into the future.
GreenPlay operates as a consortium of experts, acting as a management tool for agencies by organizing consultant teams that are responsive and understand the needs of administrators and their communities to provide services for park, recreation, open space, and related agencies.
We are sad to announce that Karon Badalamenti passed away on June 9th, 2014. We are profoundly saddened by the loss of this bright light, our dear colleague and friend. She was a vital force in our field, and contributed many years and innovations to our profession and will be missed by so many.
Karon was a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive who brought over 25 years in Parks and Recreation administration, and senior management experience consulting for both special district and municipal government in planning, marketing, operations, maintenance and construction, board development and project management. Karon joined GreenPlay as a Principal in 2004, and over the past 10 years she was involved in dozens of projects as well as presenting at workshops and conferences nationwide. She was truly committed to community parks and recreation. In recent years, she facilitated and led successful consulting projects for communities of all sizes around the nation, including Master Planning, Program and Needs Assessments, Market Analyses, and Financial Planning.
Get outside and Play
Prescribing Parks for Better Health has just been released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). It features Baltimore City and Washington, DC, where GreenPlay and GP RED are currently engaged in Safe Routes to Play (D.C. area) and a Services Assessment (Baltimore).
Safe Routes To Play is a child-centered active transportation initiative helping communities develop active transportation access to parks, recreation facilities and natural areas for children and families.
Healthy Communities Research Group – Surveillance & Management Toolkit Project, a team of national experts working with universities and local parks and recreation departments have developed an assessment tool to enhance parks and recreation agency effectiveness, influence active living behaviors in 10-14 year olds, and position agencies as public health providers.